cupsd crashed and won't start again

Hi,After hearing all the buzz about Ubuntu, I decide to give it a try.  Installation was painless.  Then I tried to install my old HP LaserJet IIIp.  I added the printer to LPT1 and the test page printed fine.  The nI attempted to amke the printer available to my Windows XP box.  I saved a copy of cupsd.conf before making the changes. I restarted cupsd OK.On my windows box I added a printer, giving the URL as http://myserver/classes/HP and it seemed to take this.  However, when I printed a Word doc., I noticed that cupsd died and no matter what I did (including copying back the original cupsd.conf), I get:root@myserver:/# /etc/init.d/cupsys statusStatus of Common Unix Printing System: cupsd is not running but /var/run/cups/cupsd.pid exists.So, (1) how can I get my cupsd running again and (2) what are the step-by-step instructions for sharing my printer with Windows clients?Many thanks,Paul

Question

Any errors in /var/log/cups/errorlog? 

I have the same problem and

I have the same problem and my error_log is :

  • cat /var/log/cups/error_log
  • E [25/Aug/2006:12:22:49 +0200] Creating missing directory "/var/run/cups/certs"
  • E [30/Aug/2006:19:21:33 +0200] CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Unauthorized
  • E [30/Aug/2006:19:21:42 +0200] CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Unauthorized
  • E [30/Aug/2006:19:26:07 +0200] CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Unauthorized
  • E [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Hostname lookup for "http://localhost:631/" failed!
  • E [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Bad Listen address http://localhost:631/:631 at line 353.
  • I [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Loaded configuration file "/etc/cups/cupsd.conf"
  • N [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Group and SystemGroup cannot use the same groups!
  • I [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Resetting Group to "root"...
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/var/cache/cups"
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/var/run/cups"
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/etc/cups"
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/etc/cups/ppd"
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/etc/cups/ssl"
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/etc/cups/printers.conf"
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/var/spool/cups"
  • W [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Repairing ownership of "/var/spool/cups/tmp"
  • I [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Cleaning out old temporary files in "/var/spool/cups/tmp"...
  • I [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Configured for up to 100 clients.
  • I [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Allowing up to 100 client connections per host.
  • I [18/Sep/2006:11:13:48 +0200] Using policy "default" as the default!

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